Lance McCullers

Schmuck: Managers in baseball's postseason have gone bullpen crazy

Schmuck: Managers in baseball's postseason have gone bullpen crazy

If you didn’t know better, you might have thought the Los Angeles Dodgers were facing elimination in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

Manager Dave Roberts lifted starting pitcher Rich Hill after just four innings, even though Hill had given up just one run on three hits and struck out seven batters.

He didn’t even have a high pitch count.

The move worked out fine in the immediate sense, since the Dodgers rallied from a 1-0 deficit to take a two-run lead, but the case can be made that Roberts’ early hook contributed to the decision to go with closer Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning and ask him to convert a six-out save for only the second time in his...

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